Net Shaping of Multifunctional Bulk Metallic Glass Containers and Structures, Phase I

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

Demand for novel manufacturing methods for space systems brings unique properties of bulk metallic glasses (BMG) into the spotlight. In addition to superior mechanical properties associated with enhanced reliability, BMG technology can offer new manufacturing processes that result in components with higher complexity, eliminate machining, reduce joining, and minimize final assembly. We propose to utilize the unique thermoplastic forming (TPF) ability of bulk metallic glasses to net-shape complex containers and structures with integrated sensors and connectors. These integrated and multifunctional BMG structures range in size from 1 cm to 10 cm and comprise of features with various length scales (1- 5000 microns). The available size range is suitable for small satellites, propellant tanks, and similar components. The fabrication method that we propose to develop for NASA applications will yield shapes and dimensional accuracies that can't be achieved with any other metal fabrication method. In addition, we will demonstrate capabilities of integrating sensors (e.g. pressure sensor) into the skin of the structure and fabricating functional surfaces. The outcome of the project will be a demonstration of capabilities to manufacture multifunctional components with superior mechanical properties for space applications with a novel, low-cost thermoplastic forming process.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

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